New Mexico Defense End Getting National Attention

Alburquerque, N.M. defensive end prospect Aaron Lewis is starting to gain attention from schools across the country. The 6-4, 260-pound prospect had a monster junior season and plenty of schools have been interested. Have the Irish contacted Lewis? Is he interested in Notre Dame? Where will he be camping this summer? Irish Eyes asked Lewis to get the latest on this rising star.

New Mexico is not known as a state that produces top football talent. Aaron Lewis is trying to change that perception. Lewis had a monster junior season that will send many college coaches to Alburquerque this May.

"I had 85 total tackles, 25 1/2 sacks," said Lewis of his junior season. "Right now, New Mexico is the only school that has offered me."

Lewis says he hasn't received any calls from coaches, yet, but he does keep in contact with a number of them already. "I've spoken to Florida State and Georgia Tech. Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan are some other schools that have been writing me."

We asked Lewis if he had heard from Notre Dame recently. "Not too much. Not as much as the others."

Would he be interested if the Irish recruited him heavily? "Yes sir, I'd be very interested. They have a great program. I don't know much about their coaches, but it looks pretty promising there."

Leaving New Mexico would be no problem for Lewis. "My father is in the Air Force so I've lived in eight different states already and over seas. That wouldn't be a problem."

Lewis does have plans to attend one camp this summer. "I'm going to Florida State camp this summer. My sister is getting married in Georgia so it kind of worked out that I could attend that camp."

Lewis also knows what will be important to him when making a decision. "I will look at how well I fit in with the defensive ends coach. Also, I'll look at the depth chart and see how many defensive ends they have. Academics will also be important. I want to major in business of engineering so I'll look at that. I plan to take all my visit before deciding. I want to check out all the schools that offer me before making a decision.

Lewis also said he wasn't sure on his core g.p.a. but said he has a 3.0 overall and scored a 21 on his ACT.

Comments: Lewis is an impressive player on film. He also appears pretty interested in Notre Dame at this point. He'll be a guy to keep an eye on. We'll link his film again below for you to check out.

Aaron Lewis highlight film Top Stories